36 days in Mexico Itinerary

36 days in Mexico Itinerary

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1
Guanajuato
— 2 nights
2
San Miguel de Allende
— 2 nights
3
Queretaro City
— 3 nights
4
Mexico City
— 4 nights
5
Puebla
— 3 nights
6
Oaxaca
— 3 nights
7
San Cristobal de las Casas
— 2 nights
8
Palenque
— 4 nights
9
Merida
— 4 nights
10
Cancun
— 2 nights
11
Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights
12
Cozumel
— 2 nights
13
Tulum
— 2 nights

2
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Guanajuato

Guanajuato ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site, Guanajuato spills over hilly terrain in central Mexico, luring visitors with its pleasant tree-shaded plazas and friendly sidewalk cafes.
Historic Walking Tour of San Miguel has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stop by Dulceria La Catrina, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Diego, and then get the lay of the land with Historic Walking Tour of San Miguel. Keep things going the next day: ponder the design of Plaza de San Fernando, see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Gene Byron, thenexamine the collection at Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Ex-Hacienda San Gabriel de Barrera.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Guanajuato trip builder tool.

Tijuana to Guanajuato is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Tijuana to Guanajuato, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tijuana in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Guanajuato: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Guanajuato

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Historic Walking Tour of San Miguel
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Casa Museo Gene Byron ©
Casa Museo Gene Byron
Iglesia de San Diego ©
Iglesia de San Diego
Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato ©
Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato

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San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende ©
A relatively small town in central Mexico, relaxed San Miguel de Allede offers an ideal setting for visitors in search of a bit of history and a great deal of photogenic architecture.
Historic Walking Tour of San Miguel has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of El Jardin, view the masterpieces at Ted Davis - Galeria de Fotografia, thentake in the exciting artwork at Mr Poster, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, and finally get the lay of the land with Historic Walking Tour of San Miguel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): wander the streets of Calle Puebla, do a tasting at Tres Raices, and then look and learn at Museo de Astronomia Prehispanica.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Miguel de Allende trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Guanajuato to San Miguel de Allende by car takes about an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Queretaro City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Wineries Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Dolores Hidalgo
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Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
El Jardin ©
El Jardin
Tres Raices ©
Tres Raices

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Queretaro City

Queretaro City ©
With a World Heritage-listed town center, Queretaro offers plenty of colonial charm appealing to visitors looking to add a bit of history and culture to their vacation.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Peña de Bernal. On the 21st (Sat), wander the wide-open spaces of RANCHO LA HONDONADA|, thendo a tasting at Finca Sala Vive by Freixenet Mexico, thenexplore the striking landscape at Peña de Bernal, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de la Virgen de los Dolores de Soriano. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museo de los Conspiradores, thensteep yourself in history at Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda, thenexplore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Sacro, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Viterbo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Queretaro City online trip builder.

Traveling by car from San Miguel de Allende to Queretaro City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in Queretaro City

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Colon, Finca Sala Vive by Freixenet Mexico
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Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda ©
Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda
Finca Sala Vive by Freixenet Mexico ©
Finca Sala Vive by Freixenet Mexico
Peña de Bernal ©
Peña de Bernal

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Mexico City

Mexico City
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Historic Center of Santiago de Queretaro as well as Teotihuacan Pyramids. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) and Estatua Ecuestre de Carlos IV. Explore hidden gems such as Palacio de Bellas Artes and Galeria de la Shcp. Step out of Mexico City to go to Cuernavaca and see River Rafting & Tubing, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. It doesn't end there: make a trip to Museo Frida Kahlo and appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mexico City travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Queretaro City to Mexico City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Queretaro City in March: highs in Mexico City hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to take a shuttle to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Historic Center of Santiago de Queretaro, Teotihuacan Pyramids, River Rafting & Tubing
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Zocalo
Zocalo
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

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Puebla

Puebla ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) and Ex-Convento de San Gabriel. Do some cultural sightseeing at Zocalo and Templo San Francisco Acatepec. Change things up with these side-trips from Puebla: Tlaxcala (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Ocotlan & Centro Historico de Tlaxcala) and Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo) and pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de San Francisco.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Puebla trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by shuttle from Mexico City to Puebla takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. March in Puebla sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tlaxcala, San Pedro Cholula, Tonantzintla
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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario)
Zocalo ©
Zocalo
Tonantzintla ©
Tonantzintla

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Oaxaca

Oaxaca ©
Capital city of the eponymous state, Oaxaca relies heavily on its colonial charm, its core a maze of tree-shaded alleys flanked by photogenic mansions, government buildings, and old churches.
Hierve el Agua has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Oaxaca online travel planner.

You can drive from Puebla to Oaxaca in 4 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Puebla in March, with highs in Oaxaca at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to San Cristobal de las Casas.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites
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Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Hierve el Agua ©
Hierve el Agua

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San Cristobal de las Casas

San Cristobal de las Casas ©
San Cristóbal de las Casas, also known by its native Tzotzil name, Jovel, is a town and municipality located in the Central Highlands region of the Mexican state of Chiapas. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): view the masterpieces at Foro Cultural Kinoki, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Guadalupe, and then examine the collection at Steps in San Cristobal.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Cristobal de las Casas day trip site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Oaxaca to San Cristobal de las Casas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Cristobal de las Casas when traveling from Oaxaca in April, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to take a shuttle to Palenque.

Things to do in San Cristobal de las Casas

Museums Nightlife Shopping
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Foro Cultural Kinoki ©
Foro Cultural Kinoki
Iglesia de Guadalupe ©
Iglesia de Guadalupe
Steps in San Cristobal ©
Steps in San Cristobal

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nights
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Agua Azul Waterfalls, Zona Arqueologica de Palenque and Cascadas de Misol-Ha. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Welib Ja Waterfalls.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Palenque tour planning tool.

Getting from San Cristobal de las Casas to Palenque by shuttle takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. You'll set off for Merida on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Palenque

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls
Cascadas de Misol-Ha
Cascadas de Misol-Ha

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Merida

Merida ©
Yucatan's busy capital, Merida remains a mid-sized urban center offering an impressive list of cultural activities, eclectic nightlife, and a chance to see tropical examples of French and Italian architecture.
Centro Cultural y Artesanal Izamal has been added to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Uxmal and Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Yucátan. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Merida Cathedral and Santa Lucia Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Merida: Grutas de Calcehtok (in Calcehtok), Hacienda Yaxcopoil (in Yaxcopoil) and Parador Ecoturistico Cenote Yaxcabaltun (in Homun). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Kabah, browse the exhibits of Nahualli Casa de los Artistas, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and explore the world behind art at Museo Fernando Garcia Ponce Macay.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Merida trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Palenque to Merida takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Merida

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grutas de Calcehtok, Kabah, Centro Cultural y Artesanal Izamal, Hacienda Yaxcopoil, Uxmal
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Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Merida Cathedral ©
Merida Cathedral
Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Yucátan
Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Yucátan

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Cancun

Cancun ©
Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then see the vivid underwater world at National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Chacmool.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cancun trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Merida to Cancun in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Merida in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cancun: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Puerto Morelos
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National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos
Playa Chacmool ©
Playa Chacmool
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Museo Frida Kahlo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Gaston Charo Art Gallery Playa del Carmen, head outdoors with Cenote Cristalino, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Playa Xpuha.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen trip planner.

You can drive from Cancun to Playa del Carmen in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Playa del Carmen are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Beaches Adventure

Side Trip

La Playa Xpuha
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La Playa Xpuha ©
La Playa Xpuha
Cenote Cristalino ©
Cenote Cristalino
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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Cozumel

Cozumel ©
Thanks to the island's outstanding scuba diving and snorkeling options, Cozumel tourism sector remains a major employer and the main source of income for this Caribbean getaway.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): see the vivid underwater world at Paseo El Cedral Reef, thensee the vivid underwater world at Paradise (Paraiso) Reef, and then see the vivid underwater world at El Paso del Cedral Reef. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the gorgeous colors at San Francisco Reef and then see the vivid underwater world at Yucab Reef.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cozumel travel tool.

You can ride a ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Nature
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El Paso del Cedral Reef ©
El Paso del Cedral Reef
San Francisco Reef ©
San Francisco Reef

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Tulum

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
On your second day here, explore the activities along Gran Cenote, thentour the pleasant surroundings at LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park, and then Head underground at Parque De Cenotes Yax-Muul.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tulum tour planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Cozumel to Tulum in 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Tulum are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park ©
LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park
Gran Cenote ©
Gran Cenote

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